Erlend Loe (born May 24, 1969 in Trondheim) is a Norwegian novelist. He has earlier worked at a psychiatric clinic, and he has been a freelance journalist in Adresseavisen. Loe now lives and works in Oslo where he in 1998 was part of starting Screenwriters Oslo - an office community for screenwriters.
In 1993 he debuted with the book Tatt av Kvinnen and a year later published a children's book, Fisken, about a forklift driver named Kurt. Loe has a distinctive style of writing which is often characterized as naive. He often uses irony, exaggeration and humor. His children's books are illustrated by Kim Hiorthøy.
His popular novel Naiv. Super has been translated into 15 languages.